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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. UPDATE: A shooting leaves one man injured and another fighting for his life in the hospital.

Detective Lt. David Allard, told 59 news it happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

“Our officers received a call of shots fired in the area of South Fayette Street and F street,” Allard explained.

Allard said officers quickly learned they were dealing with a home-invasion-style shooting. He said five people were inside the home when two armed men came in demanding money and drugs.

“One person was shot and another person was injured during the altercation,” Allard said. “One male was able to flee on foot where he got into a personal vehicle and was driven to a local hospital. The other person was taken to a local hospital once law enforcement arrived on scene.”

The victim who was shot is still in critical condition. Allard said officers on scene recovered about two pounds of narcotics and a large amount of cash from the home.

“A combination of methamphetamine, heroin, crack cocaine,” said Allard.

Police are still trying to develop suspects and piece together exactly what happened; however, they are confident the shooting was a targeted, isolated incident involving the apparent drug trafficking that was happening under this roof.

“We do believe the robbery was the intended motive,” said Allard. “However, prior to that happening altercations took place, shots were fired and ultimately the robbery was unsuccessful.”

Allard said the drug activity will be handled by the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. Anyone with information is urged to contact Beckley Police or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia.


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators tell us two people were injured after an early morning shooting in Beckley.

The shooting happened on South Fayette Street just before 3a.m. One person is being treated for minor injuries while another is said to be in critical condition.

There is no word on any suspects or a possible motive.

The investigation is being handled by the Beckley Police Department.


ORIGINAL STORY: An investigation is under way after an alleged shooting in Beckley.

Dispatchers told 59 News the call came in just before 3:00a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 for a shooting on South Fayette Street.

One person was transported to a local hospital, the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The Beckley Police Department, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, WVU Tech Police, and Jan Care Ambulance responded to the scene.

It is unclear if there are any suspects or arrests made at this time.

Stick with 59 News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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